While Europes technology ecosystem is growing, theres sometimes a view that it lags behind the U.S. for healthtech or Health 2.0, or whatever you want to call it. But thats basically bullshit. While Europe has been a slow starter, its catching up very fast. There are many new EU-based healthtech companies, and a brief analysis of CrunchBase shows that while the U.K. has the most, its closely followed by Germany, France, the Netherlands and Spain.

At TechCrunchs upcoming Disrupt London, 5-6 December, wewill host a startup pavilion for healthtech companies. Because there are lots of very early-stage startups in healthtech and biotech, we are offering five companies in each category the chance to exhibit free of charge.

Heres what exhibitors in the Disrupt Londonspecial pavilion for healthtechcan expect:

  • Two individual Disrupt tickets per company for both days of Disrupt London
  • Exhibition table one day in the pavilion on Monday, 5 December
  • Participation in CrunchMatch, TechCrunchs program to match entrepreneurs with investors during Disrupt

Heres how startups can apply:

Rules: Any early-stage company in the healthtech and biotechspace may apply.

Click here for the application.

Deadline: All applications must be completed by 14 October. Winners will be notified by 19 October.

For potential sponsors out there, yes, the pavilions are available for sponsorship. For more information, please contact sponsors@techcrunch.com.

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